Final Fantasy VII may be a touchstone for thousands of gamers, but Final Fantasy IX is no slouch either, and it’s coming to your mobile phone today for 20 percent off. Originally developed at the same time as it’s predecessor (Final Fantasy VIII), FFIX took a more traditional approach to the role-playing game format, with […]
If you can look Atomi‘s super-cute robot hero in his single, perfectly round eye and say that you don’t want to help him get home, then you may be a monster. I’m sorry you had to hear it from me. Atomi needs to gather atoms to repair his busted spaceship, but he has a few […]
A dating app has what sounds like a noble and magnanimous purpose, but some members of the LGBTQ community aren’t seeing it that way. Hanky is for gay men who want to avoid “creeps, timewasters, and fake profiles.” And to that end, it’s really tough to get in. You either need an invite code or […]
It’s a lazy winter’s Sunday, which means it’s the perfect day of the week to try out a few of the hottest new apps currently hitting Apple’s various App Stores. But which ones to sample? Whether you’re looking for a great Apple TV media player, an engrossing text-based game for your Apple Watch, or a […]
Last year, Nintendo said pit would deliver its first smartphone game by the end of 2015, and five other smartphone games by 2017. The first Nintendo game for smartphones, though, was delated until March, and worse, features none of Nintendo’s best known characters. What about the other games slated for 2016 then? Don’t fear: Nintendo’s […]
A new poll of the most-wanted technology from the Star Wars universe shows that fans may not have really thought their answers through. The survey comes courtesy of Harris Poll and software developer myDevices and asks one question: “If you could have any technology from the Star Wars trilogy, which would you want?” While we […]
Apple has published its annual Best of 2015 charts for the App Store, iTunes and iBooks Store, naming live video platform Periscope its App of the Year and Tomb Raider puzzler spinoff Lara Croft GO its Game of the Year.
Enlight and Robinhood were selected as runner-ups for App of the Year, while strategy game Fallout Shelter and one-touch platformer Mr Jump finished second and third place respectively in the Game of the Year standings.
Popular automation app Workflow was deemed the „most innovative“ app in 2015, while Dark Echo was awarded the same title in the gaming category. Instagram earned „Best App on iPhone 6s“ and Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade won „Best Game on iPhone 6s.“
Apple’s Top 25 Apps of 2015
6. HBO NOW
10. The Everything Machine
15. Vee for Video
16. Fit Men Cook
20. Paper by FiftyThree
21. GIPHY CAM
23. Reuters TV
25. Blue Apron
Apple’s Top 25 Games of 2015
1. Lara Croft GO
2. Fallout Shelter
3. Mr Jump
4. Dark Echo
5. Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
6. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
8. Dungeon Boss
9. Puzzle Craft 2
10. PAC-MAN 256
11. You Must Build A Boat
12. AG Drive
13. MARVEL Contest of Champions
14. Horizon Chase – World Tour
16. Wonky Ship
17. Super Sharp
18. Last Voyage
19. Ski Safari 2
21. Rayman Adventures
23. Psych! Outwit Your Friends
25. Blades of Brim
The top five paid iOS apps in 2015 were Heads Up! Games, Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Trivia Crack (Ad Free), Five Nights at Freddy’s 2 and Facetune, while the top five free titles were Trivia Crack, Facebook Messenger, Dubsmash, Instagram and Snapchat.
Clash of Clans was the top grossing app in 2015, followed by Game of War – Fire Age, Candy Crush Saga, Pandora and Candy Crush Soda Saga. The full top charts are available on the App Store on iOS and iTunes on Mac.
Apple also named Max Max: Fury Road, Amy, Inside Out and Dope among its Best of 2015 movies, while Mr. Robot, Fargo, UnREAL and Inside Amy Schumer won Best of 2015 awards for TV shows. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara was Apple’s favorite fiction book on the year.
All selections were made by Apple’s editorial curation team.
I try to maintain grammatical integrity no matter what I’m typing. But a new study suggests that people may not appreciate that while text messaging, and it’s not just because they think I’m showing off how much gooder I can word. The researchers concluded that texts that end in proper and correct periods come off […]
Sony’s PlayStation Now game streaming service is a cool addition to the PS4 but it’s widely seen as too expensive. Luckily, the company is now offering a much more affordable 12-month subscription. Read more…
Over a decade after its initial release, Steam now includes away to permanently cleanse your library of regrettable or unused purchases just in time for the holiday season. Read more…